Delphic are a band from Stockport, England. They are signed to Polydor but released their first single "Counterpoint", produced by Ewan Pearson, in April 2009 through R&S Records. The band started out as a trio – Richard "Rick" Boardman, Matt Cocksedge, and James Cook – after their previous group, Snowfight in the City Centre, disbanded. They are now a four-piece band, augmented by drummer Dan Hadley, incorrectly identified as "Dan Theman" on early news coverage such as Paul Lester's coverage of them in his "New Band of the Day" feature.
In 2009 the band toured the UK music festival circuit, playing at T in the Park, Reading and Leeds Festivals, and Creamfields, among others.
The EP for "This Momentary" was released on 31 August 2009 through Kitsuné. The music video for "This Momentary" was nominated for three UK Music Video Awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Telecine. In November 2009 they made their first TV appearance appearing on Later... with Jools Holland playing "Doubt" and "Halcyon".
Delphic were one of the 15 shortlisted music acts for the BBC Sound of 2010 as announced on Monday 7 December 2009. When the winners were announced in early 2010, it was revealed the band had placed third on BBC Sound of 2010, after Ellie Goulding and Marina and the Diamonds.
Acolyte was released in Australia and New Zealand on 22 January 2010 via Modular and in the United States on 29 June 2010 via Dangerbird Records. Collections, the band's second album, was released on 28 January 2013.
Delphic collaborated with Manchester International Festival in July 2013, performing a three night exclusive residency at the festival, re-working their entire album 'Collections' with an array of instruments from around the world played by musicians from the UK. The event series was entitled 'Our Worldly Collections'.
Delphic are currently writing new material as well as collaborating with other artists. They recently collaborated with Bradford-based producer TS7 on his new track "Reach. UK producer Shadowchild recently posted a picture on Instagram from Delphic's studio, suggesting the two artists may also be working together.